Review: could Simvastatin cause Stroke?


Summary

Stroke is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 93,793 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,859 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 98,710 users)

Stroke

Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, weakness, cerebral haemorrhage, fatigue (latest reports from 110,392 Stroke patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

93,793 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 1,859 people (1.98%) have Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Simvastatin cause Stroke?

Time on Simvastatin when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 14.04 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.77 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.04 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.07 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.02 %
  • 10+ years: 3.51 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin *:

  • female: 48.1 %
  • male: 51.9 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Simvastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.07 %
  • 20-29: 0.86 %
  • 30-39: 2.25 %
  • 40-49: 7.02 %
  • 50-59: 19.54 %
  • 60+: 70.26 %

Severity if Stroke when taking Simvastatin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Stroke **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (290 people, 15.60%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (152 people, 8.18%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (130 people, 6.99%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (115 people, 6.19%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (114 people, 6.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (468 people, 25.17%)
  • Lisinopril (316 people, 17.00%)
  • Omeprazole (271 people, 14.58%)
  • Plavix (208 people, 11.19%)
  • Furosemide (193 people, 10.38%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (210 people, 11.30%)
  • Fall (163 people, 8.77%)
  • Myocardial Infarction (159 people, 8.55%)
  • Dizziness (155 people, 8.34%)
  • Headache (138 people, 7.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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